Frightening and disheartening account of the terrible tragedy of Chernobyl. And a grim reminder of the devastating consequences of communism and the absolute power of the state to suppress the truth.
Near the end the old lady says: ‘We were brought into this world to watch it and listen to it’. She does that. The cherry tree, the full moon, the chatter of children. She’s aware and open to the small details of life that surrounds her. And she’s attentive to her two newfound friends. The broken shopkeeper and the lost student. All of them struggle and are in different ways isolated. Can they again smell the flowers and be set free?